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Jay Kadis

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Re: Let freedom (onion) ring!
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2008, 03:25:51 pm »

Taproot wrote on Wed, 30 July 2008 05:12


As far as the whole fast food, trans fat B.S. is concerned, I believe it was Jay Leno that summed it up best. Rough quote: "I hear there's a new pizza diet out now.........it's called ONE SLICE!!!"

Actually, a single slice of some pizzas contain more fat and sodium than a 200 pound male should consume in a day.  One slice they showed recently on the Food Network had something like 3500 calories.

Better make that a half-slice.

danickstr

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Re: Let freedom (onion) ring!
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2008, 06:35:13 pm »

Jay that sounds unbelievable.  But the slice could stretch from the tip of a hand to the mouth.  350 calories, perhaps?
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Re: Let freedom (onion) ring!
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2008, 07:13:51 pm »

Jay Kadis wrote on Wed, 30 July 2008 13:25

Taproot wrote on Wed, 30 July 2008 05:12


As far as the whole fast food, trans fat B.S. is concerned, I believe it was Jay Leno that summed it up best. Rough quote: "I hear there's a new pizza diet out now.........it's called ONE SLICE!!!"

Actually, a single slice of some pizzas contain more fat and sodium than a 200 pound male should consume in a day.  One slice they showed recently on the Food Network had something like 3500 calories.

Better make that a half-slice.



I stand corrected. I should have put an (if) into the test.  Razz  Laughing
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Re: Let freedom (onion) ring!
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2008, 07:25:20 pm »

Maybe I'm missing something but how does preventing a fast-food operation from being built at 'x' location lead to a conclusion that a healthier alternative business will be built there instead?  IOW, maybe all they'll end up with is a vacant lot...

If it made financial sense for a health-oriented food service to open a store there wouldn't they already be doing so?

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Re: Let freedom (onion) ring!
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2008, 07:45:52 pm »

not if the land is purchased at a premium by Ron McDon.
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Re: Let freedom (onion) ring!
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2008, 12:55:38 pm »

Are you from L.A.?  I live in SoCal and something tells me there isn't a shortage of affordable real estate in South Central.

Here's the real 411 on the situation... The "healthier" alternative to fast food is the grocery store, and folks cooking their own (presumably healthier) meals at home.  

But there has historically been a reluctance for major grocery retailers to open stores in South Central.  Why?  Because they incur significantly higher losses from shoplifting and employee shrinkage in this area.  Ordinarily the retailer would raise the prices accordingly to cover the losses, but in the case of retailers who operate over a wide area, they by law must charge the same price for something in one neighborhood as another, otherwise they're breaking the law.  What's holding Trader Joe's back from building in South Central isn't the cost of real estate, I guarantee you.

There are small grocery chains which have historically operated only in South Central (Boys, ABC) and they are free to cover these costs with higher prices because they only operate in relatively depressed areas.  And actually, they do a pretty good job of catering to the ethnic proclivities of their customers.  

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Re: Let freedom (onion) ring!
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2008, 12:26:59 am »

Hey, leave it to Cali to be the first to try out crazy shit!

Kind of like pharmacies not selling cigarettes!
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